Measuring the dimensions of a corrugated box seems like a no brainer, but there is a surprising amount of nuance that is often ignored by companies when they package their products. Identifying the proper dimensions is crucial for maintaining the products safety within the packaging. In general, you want the packaging to leave just enough room to fit the product while allowing minimal movement that could cause damage while being transported.
The three dimensions of your typical box are length, width, and height. While this may seem like basic math, there are some things you should consider in order to optimize your corrugated packaging design.
Corrugated Box Dimensions
Finding the dimensions needed for the perfect packaging requires doing accurate measurements. So what are the dimensions you need to measure and how do you go about measuring them accurately?
- Length – The longest side when looking at the top of the box.
- Width – The shorter side when looking at the top of the box.
- Depth (Height) – The side perpendicular to the length and width.
One of the most important things to consider when measuring the dimensions is to measure the internal dimensions or from the inside lining of the box, rather than measuring from external dimensions (the outside walls of the box). Also, in cases where the box is taller than it is long, depth will be the largest dimension rather than length.
Understanding Internal and External Dimensions
When it comes to mistakes that people make when measuring corrugated box dimensions for their product, measuring the external dimensions in order to find the perfect fit is probably the most common. The internal dimensions are what will provide the most accurate space for your product. In fact, measuring from the external dimensions can leave you in a situation where the product simply does not fit into the packaging at all. Measuring the external dimensions does not factor in the thickness of the walls of a box.
Corrugated Boxes from Victory Box Corp.
All our products, whether standard or custom styled, are manufactured in house on our own machines. We also deliver using our own fleet of trucks and have a wide variety of inventory management programs to ensure your boxes are always available and on time. We deliver all of our boxes by truck to clients in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. The only thing you have to worry about is folding and filling the boxes once they have arrived.